Joni Mitchell and James Taylor - London 1970.
The performance was some two weeks after their collective appearance at the Amchitka Concert on October 16th 1970 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which was a fund raising concert for what would eventually become GreenPeace.
This is a high quality recording and reflects two people who are clearly enjoying themselves. The concert was originally broadcast on BBC Radio and is introduced by then BBC DJ John Peel, the concert was also broadcast on WNEW in New York
Source: FM broadcast, soundboard.
Sound Quality: Excellent stereo mp3@19kbps.
Genre: Folk and Country Rock
Set: Broadcast element plus additional Joni Mitchell gig material.
02 The Gallery - Joni
03 Rainy Day Man - James
04 Steamroller - James
05 The Priest - Joni
06 Carey - Joni
07 Carolina in My Mind - James
08 California - Joni
09 For Free - Joni
10 The Circle Game - Joni
11 You Can Close Your Eyes - Joni & James
Bonus tracks not broadcast. All by Joni Mitchell
12 The Good Samaritan
14 My Old Man
15 A Case Of You
16 Carey [with unedited intro]
Notes that came with this ROIO are as follows : The king and queen of new folk were an unlikely match of the sweet, smooth-talking Taylor and the giggly, elfish Mitchell. Together they visited London and were graciously hosted by the BBC’s John Peel whom you can hear introducing the pair. At the time of post-Dylan folk music, much interest was shown to introspective songwriting, hence Peel’s interest.
This performance exudes both warmth and charm with the pair playing on each other’s strengths and Joni taking lead vocals on James’ You Can Close Your Eyes while singing her own quirky songs The Priest, California and her early favourite The Circle Game.
There’s quite a lot of between song banter with the audience that makes this set so charming for its innocence and exuberance. Nobody was thinking about being an American idol then but rather just spreading their music.
As a bonus, five rehearsal tracks are included that were not broadcast on the BBC. This version is the Wolf ReMaster with the between song audience applause reduced slightly in volume. - The Little Chicken
New file link in comments below - Re-uploaded 2012 (Stealth project).